Home Movies in Filmmakers’ Hands

  • Directed by Various
  • United States, 2014, 70 mins.

This program of short films celebrates how Northwest filmmakers are paying homage to home movies either through drawing inspiration from the medium or by re-purposing home movie found footage with artistic intent and success.

Junior by Gus Van Sant, an intimate afternoon at home with the filmmaker and his cat; Monument by Patti Sakurai, footage from the filmmaker’s family road trip to Mount Rushmore reflects on their lives and their place in the American landscape; A Moving Family Story by Noah Stanik, a true story, brought to life with extensive home movie footage, of a family that moves to Seattle in the 1970s in a last-ditch effort to save a marriage that was probably doomed to begin with; Memory Lapse by Scott Amos, who says, “I collect other people’s memories from garage sales, estate auctionsand garage heaps. My basement is full of them.  I wonder what they’d think if they knew what I did with their memories.”; The Burden by Andy Blubaugh, a deeply personal essay exploring the under appreciated family role of documentarian and the image as family artifact; Mixtape Ghosts in my Headphones by Brian Vandiver, a touching, unedited tape recording created as a family letter years ago accompanies excerpts of the filmmaker’s family’s home movies; Entering the Atmosphere by Brian Libby, the filmmakers’ home movies combine with astronomic images to compare the concepts of birth and arrival; 50 Years Later by Matt McCormick, the filmmaker retraces the steps of a family road trip that his father documented in a home movie; Found Footage by Clancy Dennehy, in film footage ‘found inside a Super 8 camera at a garage sale,” a woman and a baby take a road trip into the old growth.

Appears in: Special Screenings

Genres: Short

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Open Screening

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